Reading Groups
 
   

Changing Family in Asia Reading Group

The Changing Family in Asia Reading Group was formed in January of 2013. For each monthly meeting, one cluster member preselects two journal articles or book chapters for the group to read and leads the discussion during the meeting. The group focuses on the demographic and family changes in Southeast Asia, East Asia, and South Asia, and their causes and implications.

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Decolonialising Ethnographies Reading Group

The group was formed in Oct 2017, its objective of the reading group will be to engage with texts and with our own experiences of ethnographic practice to explore the various formations, practices and issues of a ‘decolonial turn’ in ethnography. Although the starting point of the workshop is firmly based within anthropology, it is open to other disciplines which utilize ethnographic methods in the recognition that...

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Religion and Development Reading Group

The group was first formed in March of 2012 as the "Religion and Development Reading Group" and was coordinated by Robin Bush and Philip Fountain. Since mid-2015 the group meets monthly to discuss texts and share ideas related to the intersection of religion and global problems in contemporary Asia...

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Asian Connections Reading Group

The reading group first formed in June 2011 meets regularly on a monthly basis to examine texts and share ideas centred on the notion that the evolution and growth of any nation, state, or civilization cannot be understood solely in terms of internal factors alone without taking into account circulatory processes and interactions with other societies and cultures...

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Asian History Reading Group

This reading group was formed in August 2016 to provide a multi-disciplinary forum for the discussion of Asian history. There are no thematic perimeters or restrictions on period, with the exception that papers chosen must consider some aspect of Asian history. The reading group welcomes both those based in ARI and other faculties for a lively cross-disciplinary conversation...

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Music & Mobilities Reading Group

(Closed from Dec 2016)

Music & Mobilities aims to be a forum of discussion for researchers and postgraduate students investigating the relationship between music—its various modes and scales of production, consumption, circulation, and signification—and its manifold registers of movement/mobility. The reading group seeks primarily to provide members with an opportunity to present and receive constructive feedback on their ongoing research, and...

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